Book Discussion

7:00 pm

May 24, 2017

Facilitator-led Discussion of Ideas

Discuss the book “The Two Family House” by Lynda Cohen Loigman and then join the discussion on Wednesday, May 24, at 7:00pm.

The story is set in Brooklyn in 1947. In the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born, minutes apart. The mothers are sisters by marriage: dutiful, quiet Rose, who wants nothing more than to please her difficult husband and warm, generous Helen, the exhausted mother of four rambunctious boys who seem to need her less and less each day. Raising their families side by side, supporting one another, Rose and Helen share an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic winter night. When the storm passes, life seems to return to normal; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and the once deep friendship between the two women begins to unravel. No one knows why, and no one can stop it. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. Heartbreak, at war with happiness, almost—but not quite—wins. Moving and evocative, Lynda Cohen Loigman’s debut novel is a heart-wrenching, gripping multi-generational story, woven around the deepest of secrets.

Any adult who has read the book is invited to participate in the discussion. A facilitator keeps the conversation moving. This is not a book “club.”